adult learners

Connect Through the Written Word

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If you have ever received a letter in the mail or a nice holiday greeting, you know how nice it feels. For many people it can be an intimidating task to write a letter, send a greeting card or address an envelope. Tutors, this might be a good opportunity to talk about writing with your adult learner and offer your assistance. The winter holiday season provides the perfect setting to connect with people far (or near) through written communication.

It’s always a good time to write to someone and it does not need to be complicated. To whom will you write?

Life Skills for Adult Learners

The internet can be intimidating and it’s not always easy to know what websites are trustworthy. With a mission to “ensure that every person, regardless of income and location, can maximize the power of technology to improve the quality of his or her life and enter the economic mainstream,” the Beehive is a safe way for you and your adult learner to explore topics online including money, health, employment, schooling and housing. Check it out at www.thebeehive.org.

Enhance Your Learning with ESL Podcast!

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For an adult learner who needs some English listening practice and has Internet access, we highly recommend eslpod.com.  Learners can go to the site and choose a podcast that is of interest to them. They can listen to it slowly, listen to an explanation of it, and/or listen to it quickly; at the same time they can read the transcript if they'd like. The service is free, but interested students can pay for a basic or premium membership if they would like to receive the "Learning Guides."  

Practice Spelling

Take a break from your workbooks and try out the website Look, Cover, Write and Check for a fun way to work on spelling skills with your adult learner. Choose from the pre-loaded spelling lists, or create your own! First, learners will review the word, then click a button to cover it, type the word, then click a button to compare. Simple--yet effective! Check it out at http://www.amblesideprimary.com/ambleweb/lookcover/lookcover.html

Coming Soon: A Dream That Walks: Setting Realistic Goals

A goal-setting class that is fun? You bet! Using the book A Dream That Walks as our guide, adult learners and their tutors will brainstorm individual inventories of the learner’s skills, interests, personal values and personality traits, and then use that information to set realistic and meaningful goals. This workshop takes place on Saturday, Sept 8 from 10: 00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at Kendall-Whittier Library, 21 S. Lewis Ave. Please call the Literacy Office to register in advance at 918-549-7400. For adult literacy learners and their tutors only.

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